How to Leverage Open Architectures for Existing Systems
On-demand webcast: Aired live:
August 21, 2014 11:00 AM EDT
Economic realities dictate that “new” distributed systems are almost never entirely new creations. Existing capabilities which cannot be readily duplicated at minimal cost are often necessary and even critical components of otherwise new systems. How we address achieving interoperability with these legacy systems – whose data and interfaces are often less than completely defined – can be a critical cost and schedule risk item.
Open standards such as the DoD’s UAS Control Segment (UCS) Architecture and the Open Group’s Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) provide architecture and data design standards which support new development and provide a means of rigorously capturing the data semantics of information in existing interfaces. At the protocol and implementation level, the OMG’s Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard provides proven, cost effective design patterns which support the bridging and/or the migration of existing systems with new, open architectures.
Speaker: Mark Swick, Principal Applications Engineer, RTI